Devolutionary Readings: English-Language Poetry and Contemporary Wales

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The September 1997 vote approving devolution, albeit by a tiny margin, was a watershed moment in recent Welsh history. This volume of essays considers the English-language poetic life of Wales since that point. Addressing a range of poets who are associated with Wales by either birth or residence and have been significantly active in the post-1997 period, it seeks to understand the various ways in which Wales’s Anglophone poetic life has been intertwined both with devolutionary matters specifically and the life of contemporary Wales more generally, as well as providing detailed scrutiny of work by key figures. The purpose of the book is thus to offer insights into how English-language poetry and contemporary Wales intersect, exploring the contours of a diverse and vibrant poetic life that is being produced at a time of important cultural and political developments within Wales as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78874-070-8, 978-1-78874-069-2, 978-1-78874-071-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-0343-1975-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameModern Poetry
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Print)1661-2744


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